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Author Stol, Marten,
Title Women in the Ancient Near East / Marten Stol ; translated by Helen and Mervyn Richardson.
Imprint Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter, 2016.

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Author Stol, Marten,
Series BiblioLabs. Books.
Subject Women -- Iraq -- Babylonia.
Civilization, Ancient.
Sex role -- History.
Iraq -- History -- To 634.
Alt Name Richardson, Helen,
Richardson, M. E. J. (Mervyn Edwin John), 1943-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol's book is the first full-scale treatment of the history of women in the Ancient Near East.
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Contents Table of Contents ; Introduction ; Map ; 1 Her outward appearance ; 1.1 Phases of life ; 1.2 The girl ; 1.3 The virgin ; 1.4 Women's clothing ; 1.5 Cosmetics and beauty ; 1.6 The language of women ; 1.7 Women's names ; 2 Marriage ; 2.1 Preparations ; 2.2 Age for marrying.
2.3 Regulations 2.4 The betrothal ; 2.5 The wedding ; 2.6 Marriage and magic ; 3 The marriage gifts ; 3.1 General remarks ; 3.2 The bride-price ; 3.3 The dowry ; 3.4 Gifts from the man ; 4 The family ; 4.1 Impotence ; 4.2 Children ; 4.3 The mother ; 4.4 Bereavement.
4.5 Childlessness 4.6 Repudiation of a childless wife ; 5 A second wife ; 5.1 A slave-girl ; 5.2 Initiating the transaction ; 5.3 The second wife in the Old Assyrian period ; 5.4 The second wife in later periods ; 5.5 The position of the second wife when the first wife is ill.
6 Concubines 7 Marriage between equals ; 8 Marriage to a slave ; 9 Divorce ; 9.1 In Babylonia ; 9.2 In Assyria ; 9.3 In the Neo-Babylonian period ; 9.4 In Syria ; 9.5 Motives for divorce ; 9.6 Predictions ; 9.7 Reconciliation ; 10 Adultery ; 10.1 Women who initiate adultery.
10.2 Were both lovers treated equally? 10.3 Caught in the act ; 10.4 Punishment ; 10.5 Accusations of adultery ; 10.6 The Mother of Sin ; 10.7 An adulterous princess? ; 11 Rape ; 11.1 Slave-girl ; 11.2 Unmarried girl ; 11.3 Married woman ; 11.4 The locations ; 11.5 In myths.
ISBN 9781614512639 (electronic bk.)
1614512639 (electronic bk.)
9781501500213
150150021X
9781614513230
OCLC # 957696695
Link Translation of: Stol, Marten. Vrouwen van Babylon. Utrecht : Kok, 2012 9789043501507 (OCoLC)793189112.
Additional Format Print version: Stol, Marten. Women in the Ancient Near East. Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter, 2016 9781614513230 (DLC) 2016036810.


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